West Bromwich Albion fans are hailing the ‘fantastic news’ that Craig Shakespeare is being considered for the vacant under-23 manager role.
According to the Express & Star, the 56-year-old was spotted in the crowd on Monday as the U23s secured a 2-0 win over Swansea in Premier League 2.
The former Baggie has been out of work since leaving the backroom staff at Everton back in May of last year.
He previously managed Leicester City in the Premier League for an eight-month spell but was sacked following a run of six games without a victory.
Shakespeare also had a one-game caretaker spell as manager of the Baggies in 2006, winning his only game in charge 2-0 at Crystal Palace.
Fans on Twitter are elated at news of Shakespeare’s potential arrival.
Fantastic news if it happened
— Luke Stokes (@lukestokes84) October 29, 2019
Now this would be a good move imo.
— Paul Harris (@Hero_Taylor9) October 29, 2019
— Taffie Baggie (@TaffieBaggie) October 29, 2019
Brilliant policy getting ex baggies in, Shakey would be great.
— Phil Mace (@_PhilMace) October 29, 2019
Would be a very good appointment Joe . Do you know if the club are close to appointing a new Head of academy coaching?, Cheers.
— Ralph Smythe (@RalphSmythe) October 29, 2019
What do we think?
The potential appointment of Shakespeare has a nice sentiment to it, just like with the addition to the backroom staff of former player James Morrison following his retirement from football. The 56-year-old was successful as a player at the club, had a very brief spell as a manager and now can return to the club for a third time in a role that encourages youth and player development.